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Grades K - 3Grades 4 - 10S4.81351

In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.

An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more.

This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on January 2, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN-10: 0061783749
ISBN-13: 9780061783746
4 Book Reviews
  • techfashion0315
    techfashion0315over 1 year55 stars
    I love this book so much. Great text and great illustrating. The paintings are by Kadir Nelson! He does a great job! I highly recommend it for all people who want to learn about an amazing person!
    • dafodield about 4 years
      What a good book
      • pixelcake3
        pixelcake3about 7 years55 stars
        i loved this book and i hope nelson mandela is in peace even though he has died so R.I.P
        • alecia5
          alecia5almost 9 years55 stars
          i loved this book but im also very sad that nelson mondela has died but we can live with out him and keep him in our hearts because he was an exstodianary man !!!!! so lets all heep him in our hearts forever and ever and ever and ever beacsue he was one of the most exstrodiary men alive i now i said this once but im saying it again ! ! ! !RIP! !